Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara has set up a seven-man committee to investigate the incessant killings by herdsmen in the country.
Deputy Whip of the House Pally Iriase was named as the head of the panel on Tuesday.
Iriase faulted federal government’s response to the killings, which were mostly recorded in Benue, Taraba, Adamawa, Nasarawa and Plateau states.
“These efforts, while still ongoing, are being impacted by strait-laced narratives, political innuendo and ethno-religious distrust,” he said.
“In fact, some of these strait-laced narratives have tended to ascribe all the killings to a single cause, thus jettisoning the need to rigorously interrogate the happenings with an open, unbiased and non-partisan mind
To this end, the House would visit the locations of the attacks and speak with victims, “survivors and other stakeholders,” according to him.